Key Updates on Construction Projects at LAX

Company Los Angeles International Airport
Date 06.10.2020

In October, work continues on the Automated People Mover (APM) train guideway and stations, along with terminal vertical core and reconstruction projects in the Central Terminal Area (CTA). Temporary pedestrian walkways are in place in the construction zones on the Upper/Departures Level, reducing the drop-off lane availability. On the Lower/Arrivals Level, LAWA-operated buses use the inside lanes, which are also reduced due to construction. Portions of Center Way are closed for APM guideway and station construction, with other roadways/lanes restricted overnight.

As work continues on the various elements of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), a link is available for webcams that will allow the public to see the development of the APM guideway and stations, Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRAC) facility, APM Maintenance and Storage Facility and Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West). The cameras can be viewed by clicking here. Photo galleries are available here. An interactive map that includes current construction projects can be found here. Click on the hard hats for more information about specific lane closures and construction projects.

Terminal Construction/Renovation:

  • Terminal 1: Gate 10 is permanently closed for construction of Terminal 1.5. Gate 12A is closed until completion of Terminal 1.5. The pedestrian bridge connecting Parking Structure 1 and the terminal is closed, with signs placed to direct passengers.
  • Terminal 2: Gates 21 and 21A are closed during construction of Terminal 1.5. Baggage claim is scheduled to temporarily move to the former customs area later this fall.
  • Terminal 3: Terminal 3 is closed to prepare for major reconstruction work. The pedestrian bridge to Parking Structure 3 is scheduled for demolition in November.
  • Tom Bradley International Terminal: The north escalators and stairs located outside the terminal are temporarily closed due to vertical core construction. Gate 134 remains closed for construction related to the Midfield Satellite Concourse and expansion of baggage handling capacity. Work continues on an addition to the terminal near Gate 148 that will house elevators and escalators that access the tunnel to the new concourse.
  • Terminals 4 and 5: The renovation program continues. Baggage Carousels 1 and 2 in Terminal 4 have been replaced and expanded, with Carousels 3 and 4 taken off line during construction of a terminal vertical core.
  • Terminal 6: Gate 61 is closed for construction of a terminal vertical core.
  • Terminal 7: Restrooms in the baggage claim area are closed overnight for construction of a terminal vertical core. Guests may use restrooms in the concourse area before exiting to baggage claim or go upstairs to the ticketing lobby restrooms if they have already exited security. A staircase has temporarily replaced an escalator between the Upper/Departures Level and the Concourse Level during construction of the terminal vertical core. Nearby elevators remain available.

Updates on Other Projects:

  • Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP): The ITF-West, which is slated to open in the summer of 2021, will celebrate the final concrete pour, or topping out, for the four-level structure in October. Concrete placement for the APM’s 2.25-mile guideway continues, while more falsework will spring up across the entire alignment as work to prepare station construction gets underway. The ConRAC facility will see the arrival of three more tower cranes in the near future as concrete pours for the Ready/Return and Quick Turn Around Facility continue.
  • Airport Police Facility: Installation of exterior glass window walls as well as the installation of the roofing system is taking place at the headquarters to make the building weather-tight. Inside the building, metal stud framing for interior walls, and the installation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection piping continues. Site grading, and the installation of underground utilities are also in progress. Underground micro-tunneling for the installation of small communications conduit is scheduled for the first week in October.

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